Herbal Vinegars – Part 1

Herbal Vinegars: Aromatic Delights from your Garden A pantry full of herbal vinegars is a constant delight. Preserving fresh herbs and roots in vinegar is an easy way to capture their nourishing goodness. It’s easy too. You don’t even have to have … [Continue reading]

Save Your Own “Survival Seeds” [Part 1]

This article is the firies about seed saving. I’ll show you how to do it, and why to do it… because many modern seeds don’t grow well year after year.This means that if you value your independence or self-sufficiency, you have to buy new seed to … [Continue reading]

7 VITAL foods to stock up on

Famines aren’t something that most people think about in the United States, but they have happened throughout global history and within the US. Severe droughts and unprecedented flooding has occurred throughout the world in recent years, while forest … [Continue reading]

6 Supplies You Need In Your Home As Hurricane Season Heats Up

Supplies You Need In Your Home Hurricanes are tropical cyclones or storms that form in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and in the southern Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans. In the Northern Hemisphere, they have a counterclockwise circulation … [Continue reading]

How to Make a Survival Water Filter

Is it safe to drink this water? I ask myself that question often and most of the time the answer is no. There often is the risk that bacteria, chemicals and pathogens, specifically giardia, are in the water. Rainwater or dew that is resting on … [Continue reading]

How to Read a Compass

Navigation by way of compass may seem daunting at first to a beginner, but this trepidation shouldn’t stand in the way of learning to use one. In fact, once you learn how to read a compass, it will be a valued friend in the back-country — one you can … [Continue reading]

Act Now to Ensure You Have Food Security for your Family

In our recent contest, I asked a question of the people who entered and it was, “What aspect of prepping would you like to learn more about?” The answers were all across the spectrum of prepping but quickly one topic rose to the top in terms of the … [Continue reading]

9 “Crazy Simple” Tips To Build Your Emergency Food Supply

These days, it seems as though everyone has something to say about emergency food and emergency food storage. You will find advice telling you not only what to buy, but how much to buy, where to buy it, how to store it and to a lesser degree, how … [Continue reading]

Survival Foods: Plants – cattail, conifers, grasses and acorns

Ever wondered what kinds of survival foods you could eat if you were caught in a survival situation? When I first came to Washington state all I could see was a wall of green plants. I knew nothing about what I could and could not eat if I were to … [Continue reading]

DIY: Antiseptic Ointment

For treating minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions and whatnot, most people will reach for the Neosporin or some other antiseptic ointments. These are great items to keep in your first aid kit, but hold on just a second before you rush out the the … [Continue reading]

Make Rope from Plants – Natural Cordage Making

You can make rope or natural cordage (rope and string) from many different fibers including (Bast) Dogbane, Milkweed, Nettles, Hemp, Flax; (Leaves) Cattail, Yucca, Agave, Douglas Iris; (Bark) Willow, Maple, Basswood, Cedar; (Root) Leather Root, Beach … [Continue reading]

Spear Fishing for Survival

WHY A FISH SPEAR? Grrrrroonk, grrrroooonk is a sound I hear quite frequently near lakes and ponds where I live in Western Washington. It is the telltale sound of a bullfrog. This species is highly invasive to Washington state and they will wipe out … [Continue reading]

Survival Hunting Tips

To endure the extreme conditions of a survival situation, animal fats and proteins must be eaten regularly, and survival hunting is an essential skill. Such situations are a drain on a person’s energy. Potentially inclement weather forces your body … [Continue reading]

Making Your Home More Secure in 5 Simple Steps

With homes constantly being invaded by burglars, it is extremely necessary to protect your belongings from the reach of uninvited strangers. An astonishing fact about burglary is that, a burglary happens once in every 15 seconds in the USA. Most of … [Continue reading]

How to Build a Coracle

Once humans developed a need to travel on water in order to fish, trade and explore, cultures worldwide created lightweight boats consisting of the skin of an animal stretched over a light frame of wooden poles or strips. One such boat is the … [Continue reading]

Plan To Survive: The Tactics Of Living:

When you read the various Prepper and Survival blogs and comments on Prepping, it’s hard to avoid the constant chatter about guns and defensive warfare… Hollywood has done an excellent job of glamorizing the use of guns and warfare to the point where … [Continue reading]